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List of Airline Strikes

August 26, 1998 GMT

Major airline strikes since 1978, when the federal government deregulated the industry:

American, February 1997, pilots, four minutes

American, November 1993, flight attendants, five days

USAir, October 1992, machinists, one week

Eastern, March 1989, machinists, never resolved

TWA, March 1986, flight attendants, 64 days

United, May 1985, pilots, 29 days

Alaska Airlines, March 1985, machinists, 59 days

Pan Am, February 1985, transport workers, 47 days

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Continental, October 1983, pilots, two years

Continental, August 1983, machinists, never resolved

Northwest, May 1982, mechanics, 34 days

Continental, December 1980, flight attendants, 16 days

Pacific Southwest Airlines, September 1980, pilots, 52 days

Ozark, May 1980, machinists, 27 days

Southwest Airlines, January 1980, machinists, 19 days

Ozark, September 1979, flight attendants, 52 days

Hughes Air West, September 1979, general employees, 61 days

World Airways, August 1979, transport workers, 132 days

United, March 1979, machinists, 58 days